tortoni

noun

tor·​to·​ni tȯr-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce tortoni (audio)
: ice cream made of heavy cream often with minced almonds and chopped maraschino cherries and often flavored with rum

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The rest are what kids in Bay Ridge and Corona used to want on their birthdays: tortoni, tartufo, spumoni. Pete Wells, New York Times, 20 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

probably from Tortoni 19th century Italian restaurateur in Paris

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tortoni was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Tortoni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tortoni. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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